The Trinity is one God existing in three Persons. Understand that this is not
in any way suggesting three Gods. Keep in mind when studying this subject that
the word “Trinity” is not found in Scripture. This is a term that
is used to attempt to describe the triune God—three coexistent, co-eternal
Persons who make up God. Of real importance is that the concept represented by
the word “Trinity” does exist in Scripture. The following is what
God’s Word says about the Trinity:
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love
of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all
There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4; 1 Corinthians 8:4; Galatians 3:20; 1 Timothy 2:5).
The Trinity consists of three Persons (Genesis 1:1, 26; 3:22; 11:7;
Isaiah 6:8, 48:16, 61:1; Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; 2 Corinthians
13:14). In Genesis
1:1, the Hebrew plural noun "Elohim" is used. In Genesis 1:26,
3:22, 11:7 and Isaiah 6:8, the plural pronoun for “us” is used.
The word "Elohim" and
the pronoun “us” are plural forms, referring in the
Hebrew language to more than two. While this is not an explicit argument
for the Trinity, it does denote the aspect of plurality in God. The
for "God," "Elohim," allows for the Trinity.
In Isaiah 48:16 and 61:1, the Son is speaking while making reference to the
Father and the Holy Spirit. Compare Isaiah 61:1 to Luke 4:14-19 to see that
it is the Son speaking. Matthew 3:16-17 describes the event of Jesus' baptism.
Seen in this passage is God the Holy Spirit descending on God the Son while
God the Father proclaims His pleasure in the Son. Matthew 28:19 and 2 Corinthians
13:14 are examples of three distinct Persons in the Trinity.
Each member of the Trinity is God. The Father is God (John 6:27; Romans
1:7; 1 Peter 1:2). The Son is God (John 1:1, 14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9;
Hebrews 1:8; 1 John 5:20). The Holy Spirit is God (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians
(2 Corinthians 13:13).